Exciting career opportunity for an individual who is looking to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of youth! Reporting to the Executive Director, the Campanelli YMCA is seeking a professional, enthusiastic, and innovative School Age Child Care Education Director to oversee seven before and after school child care sites and offsite summer camps. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring program quality, spearheading innovation, staff performance/management, and budgeting in accordance with YMCA operating policies and procedures. NO phone calls please. Submit cover letter and resume to: Executive Director, Campanelli YMCA, 300 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field, or its equivalent in academic preparation/experience and minimum 2 years’ supervisory experience in youth programming.
Pro-active, creative, energetic, leader with proven ability to “think out of the box” to develop/implement an enriched curriculum including educational, social, and physical activities for the before and after school program and summer camp.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
Adept at problem solving, listening, coaching, and mentoring young children.
Incumbent is expected to visit program sites during the primary operational hours of 6:45 to 8:30 am, and 1:45 to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This is not a “work from home” or remote position. No exceptions.
Hold a valid driver’s license. Ability to travel daily via personal automobile to manage program sites.
Ability to see, hear, walk quickly/run and react to emergencies within 50 feet in 15 seconds or less. Must be able to stand on feet, bend, stoop, and squat at least 95% of the day.
Pro-actively manage seven before and after school sites with a current overall enrollment of 350 students.
Incumbent will perform eighty percent of daily work hours “in the field” to supervise staff at various sites during program hours: before school/am shift (6:45 am to 8:30 am) and the afterschool/pm shift (2:45 pm to 6:00 pm).
Maintain consistent operational procedures at all program sites.
Maintain a fully staffed program at all sites at all times with qualified, educated, and caring/patient individuals who love working with children.
Provide mentoring/behavioral development plans for children as needed.
Responsible for maintaining a high level of professionalism among program staff at all times to include: training; setting goals; conducting performance evaluations; performing disciplinary/positive reinforcement conferences, and coaching/mentoring as required.
Responsible for fulfilling and increasing program enrollment goals.
Provide a high level of customer service to parents, youth program participants, and school site personnel.
Establish and implement Continuous Improvement Process to evaluate and improve overall program.
Oversee teacher activity plans and provide suggestions and (current) resources to meet program quality standards. Continuously evaluate for areas of improvement.
Responsible for scheduling and facilitating monthly in-person meetings with each program site school principal and develop positive relationships with school administrators, parents, and staff. Submit monthly meeting reports to Executive Director.
Maintain mandatory strategic communications plan to ensure all stakeholders are kept well informed throughout the school year via: Monthly program site newsletters, issuing flyers to inform parents of special registration dates and school days off programs, email blast reminders regarding program guidelines, etc.
Strictly ensure YMCA program standards and Child Abuse prevention policies and procedures are met.
Maintain accurate and proper records/department files.
Maintain precise documentation of all children’s behavior issues, parent conferences.
Document/investigate parent program concerns and/or complaints.
Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information; including open house/parent information events.
Develops, manages, and controls the afterschool & summer camp budgets as assigned. Ensures programs operate within budget and program fees are collected. Provide assistance as needed to billing department to maintain accurate monthly childcare billing and collections.
Collaborate with the school district and develop/implement annual PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports meetings/training calendar, and “Active Shooter”/Emergency Preparedness trainings for all program staff.
Perform and develop monthly inventory control for program supplies, equipment, and suggest purchases when needed. Submit monthly reports to Executive Director.
Prepare weekly operations report summary for all sites and submit to Executive Director.
Compile program statistics to monitors and evaluates the participation in and the effectiveness of the program.
Represent the YMCA at family-oriented community events as required.
Organizes Campanelli YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day and Halloween Spooktacular family events and budgets.
Assists Director of the Adventure Guide/Princess youth programs with program administration.
To position the YMCA’s KASPER Program as the premier provider of before and after school and summer camp programs throughout the greater Schaumburg Community.
The lives of youth and their families are forever changed for the better because of the caring nature shown by the staff.
Quality assurance and adherence to best practices generate increased retention, referrals, enrollments.
Ensure program satisfaction remains high.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies:
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.
Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.
Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develop, plans, and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Current CPR and First Aid Certification YMCA Team Leader Certification (or willingness to pursue)
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibil...ity. That's because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.